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Kensington Palace releases official Harry-Meghan wedding photos

Monday, 21 May 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from the wedding day of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (CL) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The photographs were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle following the carriage procession.A statement released on the occasion said: “The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding”. The pictures were simultaneously released on social media. ...

British woman jailed in Tehran back in court on new charge

Monday, 21 May 2018

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for two years, has appeared in court to face a new charge, her husband said on Monday.Zaghari-Ratcliffe was summoned to a court in Tehran on May 19, according to a statement from Richard Ratcliffe, who runs the Free Nazanin campaign group.The charge is for “spreading propaganda against the regime”, which she denies, he said.On Sunday, she was allowed to speak to the British ambassador to Tehran, Rob ...

Six million tweets for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Almost six million people tweeted their thoughts on Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, according to French social media monitoring firm Visibrain. Between 2200 GMT Friday and 1800 GMT Saturday, 5,958,379 tweets had been posted worldwide on the royal nuptials, 4.5 million bearing the hashtag #RoyalWedding, Visibrain said. That compared with 1,774,435 tweets across a similar timespan for Harry’s older brother Prince William, when he married Kate Middleton back on April 29, 2011 ...

IN PICTURES: Just Married! Prince Harry, Meghan Markle declared husband and wife

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamor into the 1,000-year-old monarchy. The star of the TV drama “Suits” walked unescorted in a pure white, long-sleeved dress to the middle of the 15th-century St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, accompanied her towards his ...

Harry and Meghan’s big day: An extensive guide to Britain’s royal wedding

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday will be a fun-filled occasion but run with military precision, as per British royal tradition. Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their wedding on Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced just hours before the ceremony. "The Queen has today been pleased to confer a dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel," it ...

Energy giant Total pulls out of gas development project in Iran

Thursday, 17 May 2018

In a massive blow to Iran’s economy, French oil giant Total confirmed that it has not accepted any gas exploration commitments in the southern Pars field. Total issued a statement on Wednesday on the future of its oil projects in Iran stating that the decision came after President Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the JCPOA. Total, together with the other partner Petrochina, executed the contract related to the South Pars 11 (SP11) project, in full compliance with UN ...

Lawyer obtains new footage on the brutal killing of Mariam Moustafa in the UK

Sunday, 13 May 2018

In the latest developments on the brutal killing of Mariam Moustafa, an Egyptian-Italian student in Britain back in February, a family lawyer said that he had obtained a video of the whole incident surrounding the attack. Lawyer Emad abu Hussein said in a press conference organized by the Syndicate of Egypt’s lawyers in Cairo Saturday, surrounded by the victim’s parents, that the legal medical team asked for the hearing of six new witnesses and re-hearing two previous witnesses. He ...

Excitement builds up ahead of Harry and Meghan’s British royal wedding

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Excitement and anticipation has begun to build up ahead of the British royal wedding next Saturday. Britain’s Prince Harry will tie the knot with American actress Meghan Markle in a union of youthful royalty and Hollywood glamour expected to reinvigorate the venerable House of Windsor. Harry is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth and sixth-in-line to the throne and will marry Markle, star of US TV drama “Suits” next Saturday at Windsor Castle, home to the British royal family for ...

British boxing star Amir Khan bringing Super Boxing League to Pakistan

Friday, 11 May 2018

British boxing star Amir Khan announced that he will be establishing a Super Boxing League in Pakistan this year. Co-founded by Khan, the league will welcome the next generation of enthusiastic boxers in the country. A statement by Khan said that the league is set to be “a month-long tournament; it will be really amazing and I’m looking forward to watching the talent of Pakistan. This is going to be big time,” reported Dawn. “I really believe we have huge amount of talent ...

Sajid Javid a triumph of British multiculturalism, belying ‘rivers of blood’ soothsayers

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Sajid Javid’s appointment as Home Secretary (Minister) in the British government effectively makes him the most powerful Muslim politician in the West.He has made history by becoming the first BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) to hold one of the three most important offices of state after the prime minister – the other two being foreign secretary and chancellor of the exchequer – and is symbolic of the successful multiculturalism that the UK has been practicing for the ...

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